Here, you will get a rare glimpse into the life and activities of a transcendentalist, whose selfless activities are inspired by the Personality of Godhead and are meant for the ultimate benefit of others.

May 12, 2009

Sri Radha Govinda, New York

Saturday 25th April, 2009
His Holiness Romapada Swami Maharaja spent some time in New York in April and devotees from places in the vicinity, like Pennsylvania and Boston, reached New York to take his transcendental association and render some specific services to Maharaja. Two devotees drove Maharaja from Harrisburg to NY. Although Maharaja was traveling for many hours, after a brief break and shower at the Brooklyn Temple, he looked very fresh and ready to disseminate transcendental knowledge to an audience comprising a mix of ISKCON devotees and a regular pious congregation at a Bangladeshi Hindu temple. On the altar were Deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishna, Mother Kali and Lord Shiva. Maharaja paid his respects at all the three altars.

May 11, 2009

HH Romapada Swami in Boston Apr 2009

It was a bright, sunny day and the birds were singing with sweet voices, when Maharaja arrived in Boston. Our hearts blossomed due to the spring-like presence of Maharaja. In this world, everyone is looking for genuine, unconditional love and care, but one hardly finds it in material, temporary relationships. Rather, the common and consistent outcome is frustration. Although, apparently, we also live in such a world, by the mercy of Krishna and His pure devotees, we have been gifted a kind of shelter, love and care that is completely other-worldly in nature and scope.

May 7, 2009

HH Romapada Swami in State College Apr 2009

His Holiness Romapada Swami Maharaja arrived on Wednesday, April 8, from Seattle after a grueling 16hr non-stop journey. State College is in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania and Maharaja comes to Penn State once every semester to give his association to the handful, but growing number of devotees. Maharaja looked effulgent even after the long travel and gave a talk on BG 6.47 to the packed hall almost immediately after he arrived. Most of the audience did not even have a clue of what Krishna Consciousness was but, Maharaja very expertly introduced them to the Yoga ladder. Ever the benefactor of conditioned souls, Maharaja, gave the pure message of Bhakti yoga to this fresh new audience.

May 4, 2009

ISKCON Seattle

We were very fortunate to have the association of HH Romapada Swami Maharaja from April 3rd to 7th here in Seattle. The excitement and eagerness to meet and serve Maharaja was evident amongst the devotees even before his arrival. Maharaja gave a very nice discourse on the various incarnations of Godhead and in particular the avatar of Rama and the essential principle of equanimity shown by Lord Ramachandra while acting as an ideal king.

May 2, 2009

HH Romapada Swami in Intel Apr 2009

On 2nd April 2009, HH Romapada Swami gave a talk on "The Currency of Relationships" at the Jones Farm Conference Center Auditorium of Intel Corporation, located in Hillsboro, a suburb of Portland, Oregon. The talk was attended by about 75 Intel employees and was very well received. This was His Holiness Romapada Swami's third talk at Intel within the last 18 months.

April 13, 2009

Sri Radha Madan Mohan Deity, ISKCON DC

1) Date and time: Thursday, March 19th 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
How to receive mercy with an open heart and address anarthas, Washington DC March 2009
Like a child anxiously waiting to see its mother after a brief separation, we were eagerly waiting to have the personal association of our beloved Maharaja; the long wait came to an end on Thursday March 19th at 7.00 PM when he graced us with his presence carrying the message of Srila Prabhupada.

April 1, 2009

HH Romapada Swami

On the 16th, 17th, and 18th of March 2009, His Holiness Romapada Swami visited the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC or U of I) in Champaign, Illinois. Usually, he is able to make it down here once or twice a semester and it had been four months since his last visit. Whenever he comes down to do a “college program,” I see a different side of Maharaja. His tone is a little more casual, there is a slight lean to his stance, an intellectual sparkle in his eye. There is no doubt that Maharaja is quite the erudite scholar (both materially and spiritually) and it tends to come out in his visits at U of I.

March 31, 2009

Sri Radha Kunjabihari, ISKCON Detriot

The most awe inspiring moment of this visit was when Maharaja chose to give a lecture on the very day of his arrival from India after a long and grueling journey. Inspite of his obvious exhaustion, he gave an hour long discourse, followed by a 30 min Q&A session culminating in an hour long private discussion with some devotees & their families.

We all felt very inspired by his commitment, sincerity and humble mood of service. Maharaja conducted lively seminars on Essential Principles of Krishna Conscious Grhastha Life and gave deeper insights into relationships between husband & wife, between parents & children and talked about effective parenting.

March 1, 2009

HH Romapada Swami in Mayapur Feb 2009

Srila Romapada Swami Maharaja arrived in Mayapur on the 9th of February. During the following two weeks he was quite busy due to the GBC meetings. As the chairman for the upcoming year, Maharaja has a lot of responsibility to carry, and it was quite impressive to see Maharaja enthusiastically cover all the tasks and already planning ahead for His next visit to Mayapur and asking us to do certain preparations for it. He also gave a Srimad Bhagavatam lecture.

When Srila Jaya Pataka Swami Maharaja arrived in Mayapur from Bombay, Maharaja went to greet Him along with his God Brothers and Sisters and other devotees. Srila Jaya Pataka Swami Maharaja was very happy to have such a warm welcome and he said that he feels at home in Mayapur.

February 23, 2009

HH Romapada Swami in Hyderabad Feb 2009

Maharaja blessed the devotees in Hyderabad with his gracious presence during his recent visit here. He arrived in Hyderabad on the afternoon of 4th Feb 2009.